What’s On

Heritage Walk: Central Newbury | 29 May 14:30

A walk taking in the Market Place, Newbury Wharf, Victoria Park, Newbury Lock, Northcroft Lane and the south of Northbrook Street with its alleyways, showing Newbury’s history from the Domesday...

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition at Shaw House | 29 April 11:00

Saturday 29th April - Tuesday 30th May 2017 Shaw House The Orangery Lawn at Shaw House will be transformed into a sculpture trail where you can discover artworks by local...

Family Activity Day | 31 May 10:00

Shaw House 31st May 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Theme: Marvellous mini beasts Make a mini beast (bug) of your choice out of a selection of polystyrene shapes, pipe cleaners, Deco...

The Pied Piper – Indoor Puppet Theatre | 01 June 14:00

Presented by Norwich Puppet Theatre June 1st 2017 House and cafe open from 10am, performance 2pm When the Pied Piper plays his flute the rats run, the greedy mayor rubs his hands...

Family Activity Day | 01 June 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 1st June 2017, 10am - 3pm Theme: Messy Museum Days,  Beautiful brooches Make a jewelled Anglo Saxon brooch from modelling clay, gems, gold paint and badge pin. Then...

Family Activity Day | 02 June 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 2nd June 2017, 10am - 3pm Theme: Messy Museum Days,  Beautiful brooches Make a jewelled Anglo Saxon brooch from modelling clay, gems, gold paint and badge pin. Then...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 02 June 14:00

  Shaw House 2nd June 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 07 June 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 07 June 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Workshop: Bouquets and bridesmaids | 07 June 18:00

Wednesday 7th June Shaw House 6pm - 8.30pm, £25 In this workshop we’ll be making a simple hand tied bouquet which can be used for a bride or bridesmaid, we can also...

Blaze’s Buddies | 08 June 11:00

West Berkshire Museum 8th June, 11am - 11.30am Today's theme is otters. Join Blaze, the museum dragon, and listen to a short action poem about him followed by other activities...

Workshops: Landscapes in Watercolour II | 09 June 10:00

Friday 9th June West Berkshire Museum 10am – 1pm, £30 Composition: Sky is the limit This workshop is equally suitable for the complete beginner who wants to start painting their own...

Workshops: Landscapes in Watercolour III | 16 June 10:00

Friday 16th June West Berkshire Museum 10am – 1pm, £30 Seasonal moods: branches, leaves, colours This workshop is equally suitable for the complete beginner who wants to start painting their own...

Heritage Walk: Northbrook Street & Speenhamland | 18 June 14:30

A walk along Northbrook Street to the Clock Tower, to talk about Newbury during the coaching era, and the Speenhamland System.  Along the way it takes in a range of...

Archaeological Finds Surgery | 21 June 14:00

  West Berkshire Museum 21st June 2017, 2pm - 4pm, FREE Bring in any objects you have discovered in your garden or out metal detecting to be identified and recorded...

Workshops: Delft Tile Painting | 23 June 10:00

Friday 23rd June West Berkshire Museum 10am – 1pm, £40 Delftware, also known as Delft Blue, is the charming variety of blue and white ceramic pottery originating from Delft in the Netherlands,...

Workshops: Preserving Your Family Memorabilia | 30 June 12:00

Friday 30th June West Berkshire Museum 12pm – 4pm, £25 Discover how to take care of, protect and preserve cherished keepsakes, treasured documents, important family history items, collectibles, artwork and antiques....

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 05 July 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 05 July 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Blaze’s Buddies | 06 July 11:00

West Berkshire Museum 6th July, 11am - 11.30am Today's theme is puppets. Join Blaze, the museum dragon, and listen to a short action poem about him followed by other activities...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Outdoor Theatre | 06 July 19:30

A trivial comedy written for serious people Thursday 6th July Gates open at 6pm, performance 7.30pm New Era Players, a locally based amateur theatre group, will be presenting what is...

Workshops: Delft Tile Painting | 07 July 10:00

Friday 7th July West Berkshire Museum 10am – 1pm, £40 Delftware, also known as Delft Blue, is the charming variety of blue and white ceramic pottery originating from Delft in the...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Outdoor Theatre | 07 July 19:30

A trivial comedy written for serious people Friday 7th July Gates open at 6pm, performance 7.30pm New Era Players, a locally based amateur theatre group, will be presenting what is...

Heritage Walk: Wartime Newbury | 08 July 11:30

A guided walk within the largely pedestrian town centre to see the sites which played a part in the two World Wars. We shall see where the film ‘The Battle...

The Importance of Being Earnest – Outdoor Theatre | 08 July 19:30

A trivial comedy written for serious people Saturday 8th July Gates open at 6pm, performance 7.30pm New Era Players, a locally based amateur theatre group, will be presenting what is considered...

Heritage Walk: Around the Kennet & Avon Canal | 16 July 14:30

A circular walk led by Phil Wood, taking in the Market Place, Newbury Wharf, Victoria Park, Newbury Lock, West Mills and St Nicolas Church during which we cover Newbury’s history...

Archaeological Finds Surgery | 19 July 14:00

  West Berkshire Museum 19th July 2017, 2pm - 4pm, FREE Bring in any objects you have discovered in your garden or out metal detecting to be identified and recorded...

Heritage Walk: Lambourn Seven Barrows | 23 July 14:00

Through this short guided walk (half a mile), West Berkshire Heritage (West Berkshire Council) with West Berkshire Countryside Society will demonstrate how important archaeology and chalkland wildlife are, and how...

Family Activity Day | 26 July 10:00

Shaw House 26th July 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Wise Owls - Make an owl of...

Family Activity Day | 28 July 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 28th July 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Cave art Do some cave painting on a clay tile using twigs,...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 28 July 14:00

  Shaw House 28th July 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Family Activity Day | 02 August 10:00

Shaw House 2nd August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Happy hedgehogs - Make a pom...

Heritage Walk: Central Newbury | 04 August 11:30

A walk taking in the Market Place, Newbury Wharf, Victoria Park, Newbury Lock, Northcroft Lane and the south of Northbrook Street with its alleyways, showing Newbury’s history from the Domesday...

Family Activity Day | 04 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 4th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Go potty! Make a Neolithic pot from clay using some replica ones as...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 04 August 14:00

  Shaw House 4th August 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Open Air Cinema – 4th August 2017 | 04 August 19:00

Shaw House 4th August 2017, gates open 7pm, film starts at sunset Film - The Goonies Cult Screens will be returning to Shaw House in August & September. Join us for...

Open Air Cinema – 5th August 2017 | 05 August 19:00

Shaw House 5th August 2017, gates open 7pm, film starts at sunset Film - Pretty Women Cult Screens will be returning to Shaw House in August & September. Join us for...

Heritage Walk: Market Place and Cheap Street | 06 August 14:30

Starting in the Market Place, the site of the Guildhall, the stocks and Queen Victoria’s statue, and then following a path towards the railway station, including the site of the...

Family Activity Day | 09 August 10:00

Shaw House 9th August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Pop-up puppets - Make a pop-up puppet...

Family Activity Day | 11 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 11th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Magnificent mummies Make a mummy out of a clothes peg, modelling clay...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 11 August 14:00

  Shaw House 11th August 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Workshops: Knitting and Crochet | 12 August 13:00

West Berkshire Museum 1pm - 4pm, FREE In connection with their forthcoming exhibition at the museum, the Kennet Valley Weavers, Spinners and Dyers are running three workshops which are open...

Heritage Walk: In the Footsteps of Newbury Artists | 13 August 14:30

A guided walk within the mainly pedestrian town centre to see how artists have interpreted Newbury’s buildings and street scenes between the 1780s and the mid-20th century.  In the days...

The Wind in the Willows – Outdoor Theatre | 14 August 18:00

Award-nominated Immersion Theatre brings a spectacular musical adaptation of the classic, "The Wind in the Willows" to Shaw House this summer. Monday 14th August Gates open 5pm, performance 6pm Pack...

Family Activity Day | 16 August 10:00

Shaw House 16th August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Pebble creatures - make and paint using...

Archaeological Finds Surgery | 16 August 14:00

  West Berkshire Museum 16th August 2017, 2pm - 4pm, FREE Bring in any objects you have discovered in your garden or out metal detecting to be identified and recorded...

Family Activity Day | 18 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 18th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Face it! Make a dace out of clay using replica Medieval and...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 18 August 14:00

  Shaw House 18th August 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Workshops: Spinning and Weaving | 19 August 13:00

West Berkshire Museum 1pm - 4pm, FREE In connection with their forthcoming exhibition at the museum, the Kennet Valley Weavers, Spinners and Dyers are running three workshops which are open...

Heritage Walk: Bartholomew Street and The City | 20 August 14:30

A walk through Newbury’s past led by Phil Wood, taking in Bartholomew Street on the way to The City. Almshouses and breweries, churches and pubs, bombs and burial grounds: tales...

Family Activity Day | 23 August 10:00

Shaw House 23rd August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days Beautiful birds - Decorate a ceramic bird hanging decoration – perhaps draw one you’ve seen in Shaw...

Family Activity Day | 25 August 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 25th August 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Write stuff! Make a quill from a variety of craft materials and...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 25 August 14:00

  Shaw House 25th August 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Workshops: Braiding | 26 August 13:00

West Berkshire Museum 1pm - 4pm, FREE In connection with their forthcoming exhibition at the museum, the Kennet Valley Weavers, Spinners and Dyers are running three workshops which are open...

Heritage Walk: Central Newbury | 28 August 14:30

A walk taking in the Market Place, Newbury Wharf, Victoria Park, Newbury Lock, Northcroft Lane and the south of Northbrook Street with its alleyways, showing Newbury’s history from the Domesday...

Family Activity Day | 30 August 10:00

Shaw House 30th August 2017, 10am - 3.30pm Summer Theme: Wonderful Wildlife Craft Days, A new Wildlife Spotters trail will be available this summer. Dragonfly fridge magnets - Make a...

Open Air Cinema – 31st August 2017 | 31 August 19:00

Shaw House 31st August 2017, gates open 7pm, film starts at sunset Film - Back To The Future Cult Screens will be returning to Shaw House in August & September. Join us...

Family Activity Day | 01 September 10:00

  West Berkshire Museum 1st September 2017, 10am - 3pm It’s Friday Fun at the museum all summer! Mini masterpieces Paint in the style of Claude Monet and produce your...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 01 September 14:00

  Shaw House 1st September 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Open Air Cinema – 1st September 2017 | 01 September 19:00

Shaw House 1st September 2017, gates open 7pm, film starts at sunset Film - Notting Hill Cult Screens will be returning to Shaw House in August & September. Join us for the...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 06 September 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 06 September 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Archaeological Finds Surgery | 20 September 14:00

  West Berkshire Museum 20th September 2017, 2pm - 4pm, FREE Bring in any objects you have discovered in your garden or out metal detecting to be identified and recorded...

Creation Station: Tiny Treasures | 04 October 10:30

Tiny Treasures is a monthly session for newborns- 8 months old, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 10.30am - 12pm Pop along and enjoy creating newborn keepsakes...

Creation Station: Baby Discover | 04 October 13:30

Baby Discover is a monthly session for 6 - 18 months, running the first Wednesday of the month  West Berkshire Museum, 1.30pm - 2.20pm These sessions begin in a really gentle way...

Mrs. Farquhar’s Afternoon Tea – 2.00pm | 27 October 14:00

  Shaw House 27th October 2017, 2.00pm Afternoon tea includes a selection of Fair Trade tea, finger sandwiches with fillings of smoked salmon, grated cheese, Wiltshire gammon, egg mayonnaise and...

Archaeological Finds Surgery | 15 November 14:00

  West Berkshire Museum 15th November 2017, 2pm - 4pm, FREE Bring in any objects you have discovered in your garden or out metal detecting to be identified and recorded...